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By David Dorn
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About

Felipe Femur

Felipe Femur is a children's book series and a free children’s website (www.felipefemur.com), designed and run by us— brothers David and Russell Dorn. Together, in our off time, we create stories, games, and activities for kids, featuring our ironic monster characters. Our characters include Felipe Femur the skeleton with a lot of heart, Sunny Stoker the sun-loving vampire, Gummy Garou the toothless werewolf, and many more. Our characters demonstrate the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” as well as encourage children to see the good in different people, resist seeing in stereotypes, and promote thinking outside the box.

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We’d like to continue making fun content and characters, but it’s getting harder and harder to pay for development, web hosting, supplies, and everything else that goes into the website, books, and games, all of which we’ve been doing out of our own pockets. With your help, we can continue to put out free content for kids, as well as develop more educational activities, children's books, and games, and a new “humerus” animated web series. We also hope to expand the Toonstone universe and add even more relatable monster characters.

What Do We Need?

Money received will go into development tools including an iOS adaptor program so we can get our current and future apps and books on Apple devices instead of just Android; web hosting and website updates/upkeep; additional staff (editor), as well as voice acting talent fees; craft and recipe supplies; original music (theme) composition fee; advertisement; and research and development of educational content and new media outlets such as the planned web series. In addition, we want to produce audio book versions of our children’s e-books, so we need help with ISBN fees, voice talent, and set up costs.

What Do You Get?

$1 (1) We will frame this first dollar and send you a picture of it via e-mail; Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Name added to thank you webpage.

$5 - Pitch us a craft idea. We’ll choose our favorite five ideas from all those submitted and develop them into craft posts. Your concept must be appropriate for kids and affordable to create. Nominees will receive idea credits. Generalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you (.PNG format); Plus, your name will be added to the thank you webpage.

  •  $10 – Rotten Recipes - Pitch us a spooky recipe idea. We’ll choose our favorite five ideas from all those submitted and develop them into recipe posts. Your concept must be appropriate for kids and affordable to create and preferably spooky. Nominees will receive recipe creator credits. Also, feel free to throw in a craft idea with conditions and perks described above. Generalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you (.PNG format); Plus, your name will be added to the thank you webpage.

$15 (500) – Copy (1) of our Android app, Scary Stories for Kids 2 (Full Edition); if you’d like, pitch us one craft and one recipe idea, subject to conditions mentioned above; Generalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you (.PNG format); Plus, your name will be added to the thank you webpage.

$20 - Your choice of any one of our eBooks. Also, pitch us one craft and one recipe idea, subject to conditions mentioned above;Generalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you (.PNG format); Plus, your name will be added to the thank you webpage.

$25 - Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Also, pitch us one craft and one recipe idea, subject to conditions mentioned above; Your choice of any one of our eBooks; Name added to thank you webpage.

$50 - Your choice of any two of our eBooks; Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Also, pitch us one craft and one recipe idea, subject to conditions mentioned above; Name added to thank you webpage.

$100 - Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur art; Your choice of any four of our eBooks; Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Also, pitch us one craft and one recipe idea, subject to conditions mentioned above; Name added to thank you webpage.

$200 - Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur artwork; Handmade bar (1) of soap from KAKE (“Frightful Fruit”); Copy of each of our Kindle eBooks (8); Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Name added to thank you webpage. 

 

 $300 - Choice of Felipe Femur or Loch Ness T-shirt; Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur art, Copy of each of our Kindle eBooks(8);  Handmade bar (1) of soap from KAKE (“Frightful Fruit”); Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Name added to thank you webpage.

$500 - David will turn you into a Toonstone background character; Choice of Felipe Femur or Loch Ness T-shirt; Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur art; plus first look at our future characters; Copy of each of our Kindle eBooks(8); KAKE soap bar (“Frightful Fruit”); Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Name added to thank you webpage.

$1000 - Russell will write a children’s story with your given prompt or theme to be added to website (inspired by credits to you); Personalized thank you letter signed by Artist and writer; David will turn you into a Toonstone background character; Choice of Felipe Femur or Loch Ness T-shirt; Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur art; plus first look at our future characters; Copy of each of our Kindle eBooks(8); KAKE soap bar (“Frightful Fruit”); Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Name added to thank you webpage. 

$2500+ - We will turn you into a Toonstone celebrity; Personalized thank you letter signed by Artist and writer; Russell will write a children’s story with your given prompt or theme to be added to website (inspired by credits to you); Felipe Femur and Loch Ness T-shirt; Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur art; plus first look at our future characters; Copy of each of our Kindle eBooks (8); KAKE soap bar (“Frightful Fruit”); Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it (.PNG format); Name added to thank you webpage.    

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that sometimes you can’t financially contribute, but you can still help! You can help by getting the word out. Share this Indiegogo link, follow us on Twitter (Felipe Femur/ZebraFox) and Facebook, and/or take a look at our android games (all free) and Kindle e-books (usually one up for a free promotion).

Risks and challenges

Issues always arise, and there are always struggles when it comes to technology specifically, but we’re confident we can work through them.

David has been a professional graphic artist for nearly a decade and Russell is working on finishing up his masters in creative writing. Both of us have worked with children in after school programs, and David has taught children in South Korea English for several years and received a lot of great ideas of what kids will love from doing so. Together, we’re confident we can achieve our goals of creating original content for children.

We’ve done this much with just the two of us—imagine what we can all do together!

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    David will turn you into a Toonstone background character; Choice of Felipe Femur or Loch Ness T-shirt; Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur art; plus first look at our future characters; Copy of each of our Kindle eBooks(8); KAKE soap bar (“Frightful Fruit”); Personalized Certificate of Contribution e-mailed to you with your name on it.

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    Russell will write a children’s story with your given prompt or theme to be added to website (inspired by credits to you); Personalized thank you letter signed by Artist and writer; David will turn you into a Toonstone background character; Choice of Felipe Femur or Loch Ness T-shirt; Signed print copy of original Felipe Femur art.

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    We will turn you into a Toonstone celebrity; Personalized thank you letter signed by Artist and writer; Russell will write a children’s story with your given prompt or theme to be added to website (inspired by credits to you); David will turn you into a Toonstone background character; Felipe Femur and Loch Ness T-shirt.

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